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this morning. today on the calendar, we have mcdonald's, united technologies, motorola solutions, coach, and wellpoint. just a few of the names we'll be watching. >>> then after the bell this afternoon, you've got apple coming out. still the world's most valuable public company. the stock fell below $500 last week for the first time in 11 months. shares have fallen nearly 30% since peaking at $705.07 on september 21. that, by the way, the day of the iphone's release. joe? >> okay. thanks. i was saying -- january 23. you know this is the last day it will be january 23 until a year, until next year. you know how we've been saying that about these things, palindromes, we won't see another in -- 2002 for 90 years. at least 12 months before it is january 23. let's head to the economic forum. world economic forum. andrew messaged me with that fact. he is standing by in davos. and andrew, we don't know who you have for guests today. we're more interested in obviously the fashion forward looks you're going to be bringing us. hopefully you're going to have -- >> yeah -- >> every hour. you'll be,
in the united states. we think numbers will bear out on friday as the demand for loans continues to rise on the refinancing side and the new purchase side. credit continues to improve for those guys, as well. pnc financial, which is here in the east coast, they made a recent acquisition of the rpc bank down in the southern part of the country. and they're finally integrating that, and we're expecting to see better growth in 2013 from that acquisition. >> right. >> when you look at fifth third, fifth third is also improving its position in ohio. the growth in the manufacturing sector is benefiting that bank. then discover has been the best financial stock for the last two years as it takes market share in the credit card space. >> gerard, before you go, what do you stay away from? just for viewers who are paying attention to the space. but maybe making the wrong picks? >> i would say that we have to be very cognizant of what's going to happen with the long end of the curve this year. if rates move up too fast, we have to be cognizant of the banks with the biggest securities portfolios tha
have been talking about this. forget about the coin. forget about the constitution. the united states could, like britain, issue annuities for what they call console. you could become a never ending equity owner in the united states of america. that goes -- it would have nothing to do with the debt ceiling and they would be able to finance themselves easily at a low rate. and i think that the whole country could get behind that concept. >> although there's still a dysfunctional washington and that's not good news over the long-term. >> you bet. but at least it takes people out. i mean, you know, i guess if you don't know that washington is completely dysfunctional by now, then we're not doing a good enough job of getting the message out. i'm just saying that there's a lot of misinformation, as you know, about the debt and what the debt needs and how the united states finances itself. and there are other alternatives in playing gimmicks with coins or taking the real attention away from what needs to be done. there's a lot of debt. there's going to be debt. and you have to really draw t
of be overoptimistic about what the implications of the revolutions could be. could the united states be energy independent? that would be fantastic. but there are so many effects that people don't factor in. >> are you a believer, by the way, that oil could go down to $30 or $40 a barrel? >> no. no. >> somebody last night was making that observation. >> i do not believe that that is the case. in the past, i've woshgdz closely in oil and gas and i think those people are missing the structural implications. we're living in vary unique position. this is vary unique time in the history of the world in terms of population. the population pressure themselves i think will raise the floor on the oil prices. your sense on the mood of an economy. steams you come there and you obviously things don't always always come through. northbound suggested it's because the adjectives are fun. do you buy that? >> no. i would say the last couple of years, people were pretty negative. i have to say, though i've only been here a day, people are pretty positive this time. a bit more optimistic about what might be happ
, the united states, europe, japan and india are grounding boeing 787 dreamliner jets while the batteries are being investigated. shares of boeing are down once again this morning on this news. in fact, at this point, the premarket is down by almost 3%. phil lebeau will join us live from o'hare in just a moment. also today, a number of names to watch before the opening bell, including citigroup, blackrock and united health. as always, we will bring you these numbers as soon as they hit the tape. we have weekly jobless claims, housing starts and the philadelphia fed survey. claims are expected to dip to 368,000 from 371,000. housing starts are seen rising to 890,000 to 861,000. andrew, we have a lot of things keeping us busy today. >> we do. thank you, becky. in the meantime, let's turn back to boeing. cnbc's phil lebeau is at o'hare this morning with more. good morning, phil. >> good morning, andrew. we're here at the international because this is where the last dreamliner in the united states landed last night. we'll talk about that in just a bit. first, let's talk more about this fa adi
. the difference between gas prices in the united states and oil price in the rest of the world, for that matter. that arbitrage is as high as it's ever been. that's advantage dow, and we're betting against that advantage by putting $4 billion into texas and louisiana to build against that arbitrage sustaining itself. >> where -- are you hiring, andrew, in the united states? we've got a jobs report out tomorrow and you mentioned that politics has slowed down the hiring for a lot of ceos. >> well, what we're doing is to manage our way through these rocky waters, more than ever we're portfolio managing so we're putting money where there is growth and good returns on capital, like plastics, like the hydro carbons point we just made, like agro sciences. they're we're hiring. on the businesses underperforming, we've gone through productivity and announced job reductions. so net-net we're neutral i'd say, becky, but we are hiring where we're growing in the emerging world. definitely hiring there. but in the united states, net-net zero i'd say. >> andrew, thank you for joining us today. >> thank you fo
unit of the 245,000 barrel per day plant was badly damaged in august. >> do you know what the answer on american express, why they are cutting if it's not related to their broader view of the economy? >> no. >> there is no great explanation, except they want to be more and more efficient. >> yeah. and wells fargo is the name to watch in earnings today. the company is going to post quarterly results before the bell. the analysts are looking for 89 cents a share with a lev knew number of 24dz billion. >>> in gaming news, retail sales fell last month. call of duty black ops 2 was december's top game. holiday season sales of personal computers fell for the first time in over five years. the tech industry tractor idt says microsoft's new windows 8 operating system failed to excite buyers. instead, many consumers opted for tablet devices and powerful smartphones instead of pcs. >>> and apple's ceo tim cook says he expects china to overtake the united states as its biggest market. cook is meeting with the head of state this week. they said china fla woornt result to a cheaper iphone to boos
being grounded. wonder what united is going to do and the other airlines. >> let's check on the markets so far. future are indicating that we'll have slightly lower open. last i checked. yeah, it's going to be generally flat. s&p will open lower by nearly four. the dow opening lower by 39. the nasdaq would open over slightly higher. over in europe, down across the board. ftse lower by half a percent. cac lower by .25%. and in judiciary overnight we saw the market -- in asia overnight, we saw the market lower. the nikkei lower by 2.5%. probably has to do with the strengthening yen in the last two days that we've seen. as for the price of oil, it is high ee eer for wti and brent. 93.51. 110.67. 2.70. and the ten-year yields, 1.8%. .8% higher for the ten year in terms of price. the dollar is weaker against the yen and stronger against the pound. 88 yen for every dollar. you'll -- euro's going to cost you $1.33, which has been frightening a lot of the leaders that ship in europe. the price of gold after moving sharply higher yesterday, lower by $4.60 this morning at $16.79 per ounce. joinin
of deferred stock to executives in the united states to 2012 in order to beat tax hikes implemented for top earnses in 2013. we will talk more about bonus season later today with alana einstein. >> it shows you how crazy it is when all of these countries have moving targets for taxes. everybody plays around the corners and tries to evade as much as they can. >> i guess al jazeera gore missed by a day. >> you're saying he should have sold? >> he's trying hard but, anyway, he's worth more than romney now. >> i did hear that. >> how much is he worth? >> like 100 million from selling his left wing green outfits to the -- one of the biggest oil -- i love him. anyway, yeah, i don't want him to blow it all on food and stuff like that. >>> and swatch is buying the luxury jewelry arm of harry winston for $750 million in cash. swatch is the biggest watchmaker by sales and the latest deal should help it expand into high end necklaces, bracelets and necklaces. they're loading with high-end bracelets and -- do you have new lipstick or something? your hair, it's a soft look today. >> i know. maybe. >> wh
was not on jet blue. i got up on united. i got to watch you on television. i enjoy it. >> so they don't have tvs in coach united? >> they do. you just have to -- well, i -- >> if you hadn't been upgraded, i could have watched -- >> i could have watched it, but i would have had to pay. i work for a company who -- >> sound toolish and pennywise. because what you would gain from listen to go byron wien would pay for that. >> joe, i can't tell you i wouldn't have done it. i can just tell you i didn't have to do it. >> you can get information here that's worth much more than that. >> you know, it's just a fortune. people gain a lot from cnbc. >> even when i'm on, there's something valuable. >> let's not get carried away. >> my pick is -- >> a lot of happy peep. >> coming up, we've got the head of the consumer protection pure sounding off on the august's new rules when we come back. impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual fu
that the united states in the second mandate will assume its responsibility as the strongest power in the world. >> andrew will be reporting live for us from davos. i believe he is there today. >> a wardrobe thing? >> no, no, no. >> his sweaters are probably going to be part of this and turtlenecks. >> yes. >> chic jackets. >> you need warm changes every day. >> that's what i mean. i can't wait to see what he goes with. >> he's had some interesting hats. >> hats, too. you never know. >>> coming up, why phil mickelson is warning that he might need to make drastic changes, even hinting at retirement. and it has nothing to do with his swing. plus, we're going to head to d.c. on the morning after the inauguration festivities. john harwood, probably hung of, but he's going to join us with the latest on washington getting back to work. think debt ceiling when we return. [ male announcer ] this is not my home. there. i said it. they don't have pictures of my kids. they don't have my yoga mat. and still, i feel at home. could it be the flat screen tv? the not so mini fridge? ♪ the different free dinn
strong laws that the united states enacted when it comes to corruption officials traveling. >> steve liesman, thank you for that. you can see those interviews on we have a lot more coming to you at 8:00 and other big interviews between now and then. >> andrea, has steve got an ifbn? >> he does have an ifbn, yes. >> steve, hi. >> is this underwear or where is this going? >> no. you're not wearing underwear, but you're also not wearing a pajama shirt with a tie which is what andrew decided to go with today. >> i have a regular tie on. >> and how about that skirt which i like? >> andrew, are those pajamas? i don't know. it's one of those shirts. ben white, morning money. have you seen this yet? >> i did read morning money this morning. i saw my name in there. >> wait, wait, wait, spotted at the cnbc after party. jiemmy dimon, james gorman, gary cone, david bonderman, brian moynihan, steve liesman and lucas van prague. that's it. >> right. >> that's it. now -- >> and you want to know -- no, no, no, you want to know why my name is so far down in that list. >> no, no, i don't. i
's a lobby group to get him out of the united states. i think it's only exceeded, joe, by the machine of people here saying we dwoent want him back. >> keep it, yeah. >> as i understand it, yeah. >> what was that, elba? elbow? >> the island? >> it was an island somewhere thing, probably. i don't know. yeah, i thought so. you see, over there, there's a petition, i think. >>> coming up, the biggest obstacles facing national companies in the coming months. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 when i'm trading, i'm totally focused. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and the streetsmart edge trading platform from charles schwab... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 gives me tools that help me find opportunities more easily. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i can even access it from the cloud and trade on any computer. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and with schwab mobile, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i can focus on trading anyplace, anytime. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 until i choose to focus on something else. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 all this with no trade minimums. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and only $8.95 a trade. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 open an account wit
to the united states. this is one of those, yeah, we can identify it, but at what point does it -- what do you mooep need? you need a disruption in oil or an atom bottom explosion for it to be something that affects the bottom line economy. >> if you get your shale gas between now and then, you might not have to worry about it. >> we've got a super bowl of data that ends with the jobs report on friday. plus, the first federal meeting of 2013. we have a monday morning strategy session for those looking for an edge. and right now as we head to a break, take a look at friday's winners and losers. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. yes, you could. and you wouldn't have it any other way.e. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, th
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for the united states not meeting its obligations, who would you blame? 45% say they would blame republicans in congress. only 33% say they would blame pb and democrats. the bully pull pit has some value. democrats have a better image with the american people than republicans do. but nobody has a great image right now. and when we asked people, joe, the recent budget talks in washington over the fiscal cliff do they make you feel more confident or less confident about economic recovery, by three to one, they say less confident. and so we do have a situation that many people on the hill have observed that right now washington is a bit of an anchor on economic expectations. >> that congress number, john, is a bipartisan number for congress. add it all up. >> right. >> like harry reid's great disappointing act. harry reid is not very popular at this point, either. hiding division among democrats by turning to the world's least conservative body. they haven't done anything and no budget. that's what's interesting about that great congress number, you add up people who hate congress from both sid
testify in a federal whistle-blower case, that case involving the cycling team sponsored by the united states postal service and armstrong would testify against several team owners, including investment banker thomas waddell who founded the team and ultimately financed much of armstrong's early career and much of the later, i don't know, did either of you guys know tom? >> i know tom. >> what do you think? he was behind the yahoo! he was the yahoo! ipo. >> oh, he was a great investor. a great high tech investor. i can't believe that he would have been involved with the doping. at all. >> it's impossible in your mind? >> i just kind of -- >> you think that he would be financing it the whole time without knowing what's going on? >> what's even stranger, what is the u.s. postal doing financing bicycle riding? with all the problems they have, they can't even deliver the mail on time, so why are they putting money into bike racing? >> it was a sponsorship. does that not make -- >> by the way, one quote, if we could, if you could indulge me, a quote from wisele that i thought explained -- th
in the equity action. and here's why. economic conditions in the united states and elsewhere in emerging markets, specifically china, are not only stable but continue to improve. the forward moving average on initial claims is at a low not seen since march 2008. the ten-year treasury hit a 2% yield yesterday and that's a good sign for investors, not a bad sign. if it were there for the wrong reasons, higher cost pressures, higher inflation, stagflation, that would be a concern. but that's not the issue here. the issue here is treasury yields are moving higher because of good economic data and that's consistent with the market moving higher. i mean if you look back in the 1980s, the average ten-year treasury yielded about 10.6%. the market was up about 17% in and change. in the 1990s, the ten-year treasury yielded about 6.5%, 6.6%. the market was up 18% per year. all right? so higher rate environments don't necessarily mean, or not mutually exclusive of positive and constructive equity market returns. >> charles, i want to ask barry the same question after i ask you, but i would -- give me a numb
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